People Directory : Kristina Kvile

Kristina Kvile

Kristina Kvile

Guest Investigator


Office Phone: +1 508 289 2980

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 33

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


PhD in Marine Ecology, University of Oslo, 2015

Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC), 2011:

University of Algarve, University of Paris 6, University of Azores

BSc in Biology, University of Oslo, 2009

Research Interests

Marine ecosystem dynamics

Plankton phenology and biogeography

Zooplankton population dynamics

Trophic interactions

Arctic oceanography 

Population connectivity

Bio-physical interactions

Climate effects in marine ecosystems


Research Statement

I am a marine ecologist studying how climate change influences zooplankton communities at high latitudes. Most of my work has focused on Calanus copepods, which dominate zooplankton biomass in Arctic and subarctic regions and play important ecological roles as consumers of microplankton and prey for other animals. I combine data-driven (statistical) and numerical (mechanistic) modeling to understand spatial and temporal variation in zooplankton populations on regional and pan-Arctic scales. Complementing modeling with observational studies in the field, I aim to improve our understanding of the mechanisms that drive observed changes in polar ecosystems.


See my Google Scholar profile.